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Have fun while learning from the best!

Build fundamental basketball skills and have a blast playing games at Riverdale’s 7th Annual Summer Basketball Camp. Drills will focus on building muscle memory, shooting, dribbling, ball handling, passing and playing defense.

Open to all 5th-12th grade boys and girls.

Click here for more information and to sign up.

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News, Ladies' Stag.

October 3, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

A beloved Riverdale tradition! The 2021 Ladies’ Stag Hike will be held at Fields Bridge Park in West Linn. This year we’ve added something NEW to the hike event…yoga!

  • Sunday, October 3rd from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
  • $30 per person: includes coffee, yoga with Isabel Allen, 1.25 mile walk along the Tualatin River, followed by bag lunch provided by Healthy Habits Catering
  • Lunch options will be emailed to attendees
  • Fields Bridge Park: 821 Willamette Falls Dr, West Linn, OR 97068.
  • Limit 25 attendees
  • Masks required if mandated by county and social distancing expected

Posted by & filed under Back To School (RHS), High School News, New Families (RHS), Uncategorized.

Welcome Back to School Riverdale 101

Grab a coffee and log on to the virtual PTC parent coffee Zoom meeting

Riverdale HS College Counselor, Librarian and registrar will be attendance. We may have a district board member and a foundation member pop in. Time permitting a teacher /club leader and or coach will join as well.

Check the Back to School packet or the most recent weekly parent pack email newsletter for the Zoom link or request link from rhscommunications@riverdaleptc.org

Posted by & filed under Back to School (RGS), Back To School (RHS), Grade School News, High School News.

Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! Riverdale is truly a special place. We are a small district and a close community, and we work together to enrich our children’s education. Community volunteers and participants are critical for our schools’ success, through programs like art literacy and lunch service. And our fundraising translates into tangible benefits for our students: in recent years, the PTC has been responsible for upgrading both the HS and GS libraries, buying new vehicles, enhancing the playground, and providing grants for field trips, teacher trainings, and guest speakers. This year, we held our Annual Auction virtually, for the first time ever, and raised money to support both schools’ STEAM initiatives. We cannot wait to see how the teachers put these funds to good use for our kids.

Whether this is your first year or you are a long-standing member of this community, we are happy you are here! We look forward to returning to some in-person events and, if required, adjusting creatively to ensure the safety of our children and community as we continue to connect and keep our district strong and special.

With best wishes for an amazing year ahead,

Your Riverdale Parent Teacher Club

The Riverdale Parent Teacher Clubs at both schools strive to enrich our children’s education by enhancing curriculum and activities, encouraging parent involvement, supporting student participation, and fostering communication to strengthen our community.

Posted by & filed under 7th/8th Grade Activities (Archive), 7th/8th Grade Activities 2020/21, Store.

The 8th grade brunch is one of the most cherished traditions associated with 8th grade promotion.

Each 8th grader and his/her parents are invited to this year’s special event.

RGS CLASS OF 2021 BRUNCH

Student and Parents only

When: Sunday August 29 11:30am

Where: The Waverley Country Club

Cost:  $35 per person

Hawaiian Theme / Sundresses, Hawaiian shirts, flip flops, sandals

Please register here by Saturday, August 7th.

Due to limited space, we can only accommodate 8th graders and their parents.  This is NOT an event for siblings or grandparents / or relatives to attend.

If you have any questions about the brunch or who can attend, please contact Wendy Domreis.

PTC would like to thank Virginia Mulligan, our Waverley member sponsor for this year’s brunch.

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School Supply Packs

Everyone’s favorite program is back at Riverdale: School Supply Packs!  The last thing you want to be doing in August is running all over town looking for sold-out school supplies.  Enjoy your last few days of summer and let us take care of the details.  Our amazing, pre-packaged supplies are specifically designed for your student’s grade for the 2021-2022 school year.

Order Securely Online
NOW Thru July 16th

(Sales tax added at checkout)

  1. Go to www.educationalproducts.com/shoppacks

  2. Enter the school ID, RIV125 (3 Letters/3 Numbers)

  3. Follow the directions to complete your order.

  4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Questions about school supply packs? Please contact Ashley Eil

School Supplies

If you don’t purchase pre-packed supplies before the deadline or want to shop on your own, you’ll need this 2021-2022 school supply list by grade to start your shopping.

All 5th-8th graders should also click the supply list link above to view the band supplies list. Band supplies are not included in PTC school supply packs.

Please note, in addition to the items listed on the grade list, each student needs to bring:

  • a backpack (or binder depending on grade: 5th-6th grades = 4″ D-Ring Zipper Binder, 7th-8th grades = five 1-inch binders)
  • shoes suitable for PE
  • a personally labeled water bottle
  • 6th graders will need a Scientific Dual Power Calculator
  • 7th/8th grades will need a TI-84 graphing calculator and headphones with built-in microphone (must have compatible Chromebook jack; not iPhone 7 or higher model)

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School Supply Packs

Everyone’s favorite program is back at Riverdale: School Supply Packs!  The last thing you want to be doing in August is running all over town looking for sold-out school supplies.  Enjoy your last few days of summer and let us take care of the details.  Our amazing, pre-packaged supplies are specifically designed for your student’s grade for the 2019-2020 school year.

Order your supply packs using school code RIV125.  The deadline for ordering supplies is June 16.

Questions about school supply packs? Please contact Erin Moone

School Supplies

If you don’t purchase pre-packed supplies before the deadline or want to shop on your own, you’ll need this 2019-20 school supply list by grade to start your shopping. 

All 5th-8th graders should also click the supply list link above to view the band supplies list. Band supplies are not included in PTC school supply packs.

Please note, in addition to the items listed on the grade list, each student needs to bring:

  • a backpack (or binder depending on grade: 5th-6th grades = 4″ D-Ring Zipper Binder, 7th-8th grades = five 1-inch binders)
  • shoes suitable for PE
  • a personally labeled water bottle
  • 6th graders will need a Scientific Dual Power Calculator
  • 7th/8th grades will need a TI-84 graphing calculator and headphones with built-in microphone (must have compatible Chromebook jack; not iPhone 7 or higher model)

Posted by & filed under Garden Education, Grade School News.

Hi community!  We have had a lot of questions about the garden program for the last few months, so I wanted to reach out to everyone about the garden’s status and plans for the future.  At this point and for this year, because of many different factors including budget, COVID restrictions, and other much larger and more pressing priorities, the in-person garden program has been on a temporary hold.  While on hold, I have been working in the background in collaboration with acting principal Jen MacDonald on plans, curriculum, grant writing, and other administrative efforts, getting ready for the time when attention can be focused back on our garden classes and programs. We have some work to do to get there, but when it’s possible, I will update the community immediately and look for the support we need to restore a healthy and vibrant program.

Thank you so much for your continued interest, and have a healthy, happy and safe end of the school year.

Michelle Greissinger
RGS Garden Coordinator 

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News, Riverdale Parent Book Club.

I have selected Of Women and Salt by Gabriela Garcia, for our discussion on Thursday, June 24, 2021 @ 5:30pm. Synopsis is below. The meeting will be held in person and may have attendance limitation due to Covid restrictions. The PTC has an official guide to hosting in-person and I plan to follow it for everyone’s safety during the discussion from 5:30-6:30pm. Hand sanitizer and masks will be available, along with individually packaged food and drink. The waiver to attend can be found here: https://riverdaleptc.org/liability-release-2020-2021/

Please email me if you would like to be added to the Riverdale PTC Book Club list @ amber.hillman@yahoo.com. Thank you so much. 

Of Women and Salt

In present-day Miami, Jeanette is battling addiction. Daughter of Carmen, a Cuban immigrant, she is determined to learn more about her family history from her reticent mother and makes the snap decision to take in the daughter of a neighbor detained by ICE. Carmen, still wrestling with the trauma of displacement, must process her difficult relationship with her own mother while trying to raise a wayward Jeanette. Steadfast in her quest for understanding, Jeanette travels to Cuba to see her grandmother and reckon with secrets from the past destined to erupt.

From 19th-century cigar factories to present-day detention centers, from Cuba to Mexico, Gabriela Garcia’s Of Women and Salt is a kaleidoscopic portrait of betrayals–personal and political, self-inflicted and those done by others–that have shaped the lives of these extraordinary women. A haunting meditation on the choices of mothers, the legacy of the memories they carry, and the tenacity of women who choose to tell their stories despite those who wish to silence them, this is more than a diaspora story; it is a story of America’s most tangled, honest, human roots.

Posted by & filed under Forms (RGS), Forms (RHS), Grade School PTC Overview (RGS), Riverdale PTC Overview (RHS).

While the State of Oregon has lifted most restrictions, until the district decides on a return to learn policy for our students, any PTC sponsored activity will require unvaccinated individuals to wear a mask indoors/outdoors, and everyone is required to wear a mask inside school buildings and on school property.

Posted by & filed under 7th/8th Grade Activities (Archive), 7th/8th Grade Activities 2020/21, Grade School News, Store.

Eighth grade students celebrated the end of their grade school experience with a long standing tradition—”Promotion”. It looked a little different this year. Thank you to all that helped coordinate a very special day for our 8th graders, especially interim Principal Mrs. McDonald.

Brunch

The Waverley Brunch is Sunday August 29th at 11:30am

Please register here by Saturday, August 7th. Parents are invited to attend with their student.

Any questions/comments or concerns please send an email to: rgspromotion2021@gmail.com

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News.

The Maverick Club, an official school club with PTC support for the advisor position, is for students leading in School Spirit, Student Activities and Yearbook. 

About 25 students in all grade levels are involved, meeting virtually nearly every week to brainstorm and plan activities such as a virtual pep assembly, community-building activities for advisory, welcome notes to new students, mid-term thank-you messages to RHS staff, @riverdalemavsspirit student Instagram and the 25th edition of the Riverdale High School yearbook. 

The Maverick Club is excited to plan a virtual Spring Spirit Week, for May 2-7. Students can check Community Meeting Announcements and @riverdalemavspirit for all the info.

  • Dress-up Days: Maverick Pride Monday, Class Color Wednesday, PJ Day Friday
  • Virtual Activities (for prizes!): Mask Photo contest, “May the 4th Be With You” Kahoot!, Senior Baby Photo Guessing Game

Feel-Good Activities: clothing and supply drive for Rose Haven, canned food drive for Neighborhood HouseStaff Appreciation Messages

Posted by & filed under Athletics (RGS), Grade School News, High School News.

The Riverdale Booster Club partners with the District Athletic Department to provide a full athletics experience for all Riverdale student athletes.  The Booster Club fundraises to budget for the following expenditures, which are not covered by the general Athletics budget: 

  • Health & Safety
  • Basketball Tournament Hospitality
  • Banners, Plaques, Trophies & School Records Boards
  • Uniforms
  • Team Equipment & Supplies at both school
  • Coaching Clinics/Education at both schools
  • Senior Athlete Recognition
  • Coach Apparel
  • Gym Floor Resurfacing at both schools
  • Spirit Week & other promotions
  • and much more!

The RHS PTC is looking for a Booster Co-Chair and Booster Committee Members for the 2021-22 school year. If interested contact rhsptc.communications@gmail.com.

Additionally, here are some other ways you can be involved with the Riverdale Booster Club:

  • Purchase a Membership
  • Become a Sponsor
  • Volunteer with Concessions Sales
  • Purchase Spirit Wear
  • Volunteer at other Fundraising Events
  • Attend Games and cheer on the Mavericks and Falcons!

Click here to purchase a 2021-22 Corporate Sponsorship and promote your business while helping support Riverdale athletics.

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News.

We had an incredible film and speaker panel on Tuesday that has been recorded for viewing by our wider community.  Here is the link to the Upstanders online program.

The case-sensitive login to access the link is:
Login: riverdale@indieflix.com
Password: riverdale

The Q&A Panel can be found at the top of the “Additional Materials” section on the right.  Subtitles are included and can be turned on/off on the video player progress bar where it says “CC.”  Access to the film and panel link will end on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:59pm PST.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE PTC FOR THEIR GENEROUS FUNDING OF OUR COMPASSION & INCLUSION WEEK EVENTS!!!

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, Lunch (RGS).

Lunch ordering menus for the rest of the year are now available at orgsonline.com

Ordering will continue to be week by week and ordering for the Full Menu (including the rotating hot entree) will close the at noon on the Friday before the lunches are to be served. If you would like to go ahead and place your orders, you can always change your order up until the menu closes (again, the Friday before) if something changes. Otherwise, the flexibility for ordering one week at a time is in place as well.

If you have any questions, again, please don’t hesitate to email me at xagsx@hotmail.com.

Thanks for all your orders!
Anita

Order at www.orgsonline.com. School code is 213RGSOROR.

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News.

Do you shop on Amazon regularly?  A Prime Member possibly?

Did you know that the PTC could be earning .5% of all your Amazon purchases just by you signing up for the AmazonSmile program?  It’s free to you and all you have to do is select the PTC as your charity of choice.

Simply go to AmazonSmile, “Start Shopping” and make sure to select Riverdale Parent-Teacher Club as your charity of choice. 

You can also sign up for AmazonSmile via the Amazon app too.  In the app, select the bottom right menu option, scroll down to “Programs & Features” then select AmazonSmile and follow the prompts to select Riverdale Parent-Teacher Club.

We look forward to you signing up TODAY to start earning money!

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, Grade School PTC Overview (RGS), High School News, Riverdale PTC Overview (RHS).

The Riverdale PTC realizes our community has questions about the PTC’s position when it comes to this year’s school board elections and we want to be very explicit about the PTC’s function. 

The Riverdale PTC, as a 501(c)(3) organization, is prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for elective public office. It therefore does not endorse candidates for public office or engage in campaign activity, which means it does not express approval or disapproval for one or more candidates’ positions and/or actions or address issues raised as distinguishing candidates for a given office. While individual board members or volunteers may have personal preferences and can speak in a non-official capacity, such views do not represent the organization. 

The current school board election is no exception. The PTC commends all those in our community who wish to volunteer their time and energy to our schools. The all-volunteer Riverdale PTC remains focused on its missions: (1) at the Grade School, to enrich Riverdale’s K-8 education by enhancing curriculum activities, encouraging parent involvement, supporting student participation, and fostering communication to strengthen our community, and (2) at the High School,  to give parents the opportunity to support RHS students, faculty, and administration by working together to develop a sense of community, exchange ideas, and raise funds.  If you have specific suggestions on things we can do better in the future, we always welcome our community’s input. Please email your thoughts to: RHSPTC.communications@gmail.com (RHS) or rgscommunications@riverdaleptc.org (RGS).

Thank you!

Posted by & filed under Grade School News, High School News, Riverdale Parent Book Club.

I have selected Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro, for our discussion on Thursday, May 27, 2021 @ 5:30pm. I am hopeful that the governor’s restrictions will be lifted by then and we can gather in person indoors, or that the weather will be nice enough to favor an outdoor event. The PTC has an official guide to hosting in-person and I plan to follow it for everyone’s safety during the discussion from 5:30-6:30pm.   

Please email me at amber.hillman@yahoo.com if you would like to be added to the Book Club email list. A zoom link will be provided for anyone who would like to join the discussion.

Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro

The acclaimed Klara and the Sun is Ishiguro’s eighth novel – and his first since being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2017. The narrator is Klara, an “Artificial Friend” who observes the world around her with an android mix of intelligence and naivety. When she is chosen by a family to live with them, she must adjust her thinking – and the novel’s underlying theme of what it means to love is explored. The Observer says: “Ishiguro has written another masterpiece, a work that makes us feel afresh the beauty and fragility of our humanity”.